Official Plan Final Draft Public Open House

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Peterborough, ON - The final phase of the Official Plan update for the City of Peterborough continues with a public open house on Thursday, October 21, 2021 and a public meeting for delegations to City Council on November 1, 2021.

Council is expected to consider adopting the recommended new Official Plan at its meeting on November 29, 2021.

Adoption of the new Official Plan will conclude a comprehensive review process that began in 2011. Since 2017, over 5,700 people have participated in the review process, helping to shape the new Official Plan and Peterborough’s future.

The public open house is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 21 through a virtual meeting with participation either online or by telephone. To register to attend the meeting, and to receive the link to join online or the call-in number, please send an email to or call the City at 705-742-7777 ext. 1880.

The open house will include a presentation providing an overview of the Official Plan review process, the consultation that has contributed to the process, and the organization and content of the draft Official Plan. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

To present to Council during the public meeting on November 1, 2021, delegations must register by  11 a.m. on November 1 by calling 705-742-7777 ext. 1820 or by using the online registration form at To submit a written submission, please put it in the drop box outside the main entrance to City Hall at 500 George St. N. or email it to noting that it is for the “New Official Plan” by 11 a.m. on November 1.

The new Official Plan will guide how and where the City of Peterborough will grow to the year 2051. The Plan identifies where various land uses can be located, such as residential, commercial, institutional, employment and open space; plans for the City’s infrastructure needs; identifies and protects the City’s natural heritage system and water resources; and establishes a vision and policies for growing as a complete, vibrant, sustainable, resilient, and equitable city.

To view the current Official Plan and the final draft of the recommended new Official Plan, please visit